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Catalog 2015-16 
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Professional Pilot - Helicopter

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Short Session 1:

Short Session 2:

Semester 3:

Semester 4:

  • Program Electives 12 Credits.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 19-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 47 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 66-67*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


**Course substitutions may be made at the discretion of the Aviation Program Director.

Program Description

Professional helicopter pilots are highly trained and competent aircraft operators who are not only responsible for the safety of their passengers and cargo, but also for the operation of sophisticated and expensive equipment. Pilots must meet FAA medical standards.

Graduates of the Professional Pilot Helicopter degree program will have completed all academic training required for the Commercial Pilot (Helicopter) and flight instructor certificates.  Pilots with a rotorcraft (helicopter) Commercial Pilot Certificate and/or instructor credentials may find employment in a variety of helicopter applications such as corporate flight operations, charter or cargo airlift, agricultural services, surveying, law enforcement, search and rescue, on-demand media, emergency medical evacuation,  flight training, or with numerous government agencies or military services. Non-flying positions are also available with the Federal Aviation Administration or other federal, state and local aviation agencies.   

Students considering applying for this program should read the information available on the CCBC website at

Some aviation classes have lab fees . Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate leadership, teamwork, managerial, and organizational skills within the aviation industry;
  2. analyze and assess airline and airport operations, government regulations, and safety and environmental concerns to plan and implement appropriate strategic and tactical business methodologies;
  3. demonstrate flight proficiency and instrument rating, safety, and procedural skills to obtain FAA licensure required to secure a position as a commercial flight pilot; and
  4. speak and communicate clearly and decisively using standard industry pilot-controller phraseology.

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